Peterson signed a two-year deal with New Orleans, but he was traded to Arizona on October 10. Second-round pick Derrius Guice is out for the season with a torn ACL, and Samaje Perine and Byron Marshall both also have gone down in the preseason with ankle injuries. While financial terms were not disclosed, ESPN's Adam Schefter reported it is a one-year contract.
The Saints then traded Peterson to the Cardinals to replace injured David Johnson, and Peterson amassed 448 yards and two touchdowns on 129 carries.More news: Claudio Bravo ruptures Achilles tendon at Manchester City training
Peterson spent 10 seasons in Minnesota before splitting time in New Orleans and Arizona during 2017. His brand of old school workhorse back is losing its place in the National Football League, and the Redskins already have two younger and similarly skilled players in Perine and Rob Kelley. The team also brought in veterans Jamaal Charles and Orleans Darkwa over the weekend.
But Peterson says he still has superior abilities on the field - and won't be content as a player/coach.
"We've had very [unlucky] situations with our running backs", Gruden explained.More news: 2 'baaaaad' goats loose on Brooklyn subway tracks have been safely removed
"I don't understand the stigma when people get 31, 32, 33 - they somehow just slow down", Williams said Sunday, via the Washington Times. Peterson has 12,276 rushing yards and is 12th all-time in the NFL. "If something else happens, we are going be really, really, really thin".
If Williams' scouting report proves to be credible, Kelley could end up losing his stranglehold on the lead-back role as the season plays out.
Roughly two hours before news of Peterson's imminent signing broke, Guice tweeted a photo from a Florida hospital, where he's set to undergo knee surgery.More news: Agent reveals: Napoli fans have followed Jorginho to Chelsea